Shoes Are Being Made in Detroit for the First Time Since 1953 Thanks to Pingree Detroit

Jarret Schlaff wanted to make a difference in the lives of veterans, so he launched Pingree Detroit and started putting them to work

Jarett Schlaff talks with Essential Music host, Ann Delisi, about putting veterans to work using reclaimed leather from the auto industry to make handbags, totes, wallets and the first sneaker ever made in the Motor City. 


  • Ann Delisi

    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.